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Wright lifts St. Bonaventure over Buffalo 82-79

Wright lifts St. Bonaventure over Buffalo 82-79

ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. (AP) Matthew Wright turned a late steal into a go-ahead layup with 24 seconds left to lift St. Bonaventure to an 82-79 victory over Buffalo Saturday night.

The Bonnies (4-2) trailed 79-76 following Jarod Oldham's free throw for the Bulls (2-7) with 1:33 left. Demetrius Conger cut the deficit to 79-78 with a steal and dunk, and on the ensuing trip up the floor, Wright took the ball from Tony Watson and 3 seconds later tossed in the go-ahead bucket.

Conger stole the ball from Oldham on the next possession with 8 seconds left and hit two free throws in the waning seconds to ice the win.

Buffalo had four turnovers in the final 67 seconds.

Conger finished with 20 points and Wright with 11. Chris Johnson had 14 points and four steals for the Bonnies.

Oldham led Buffalo with 20 points, and Javon McCrea had 13 points and 11 rebounds.

MLS postpones DC United match against Toronto FC amid health concerns

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MLS postpones DC United match against Toronto FC amid health concerns

D.C. United’s opening match of the MLS is Back tournament against Toronto FC on Sunday was postponed minutes before play was set to begin.

The league announced that upon testing both clubs for the coronavirus Saturday, one player received “an initial unconfirmed positive” and another’s test came back inconclusive. Citing health protocols that require all players to be retested before playing again, the MLS decided to reschedule Sunday’s match.

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According to The Washington Post’s Steven Goff, MLS deputy commissioner Mark Abbott told reporters on a conference call that the positive test came from a sample of a D.C. United player. Rookie forward Erik Sorga was originally slated to be on the team’s bench but was dropped off the game-day roster with no announcement coming from the club.

Goff also reported that the MLS cleared both teams to arrive at the complex in Orlando for the match Sunday. D.C. United did so while Toronto FC stayed back.

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Will another injury to Steven Stamkos put him in jeopardy for the game against the Capitals?

Will another injury to Steven Stamkos put him in jeopardy for the game against the Capitals?

Tampa Bay Lightning player Steven Stamkos is a superstar, but has not had great injury luck over the course of his career. Bad luck has sprung up again for the Lightning captain as he suffered a lower-body injury during the team's Phase 2 voluntary workouts and will be limited at the start of training camp.

General manager Julien BriseBois told reporters Saturday that Stamkos is expected to be ready for the return of the season.

"We don't have a specific timeline for when he will be a full participant in camp," BriseBois said. "But we expect he will be ready in time for games."

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Tampa Bay will begin its postseason in a round robin tournament against the top seeds in the East. Their first game will be Aug. 3 against the Capitals.

Stamkos underwent core muscle surgery on March 2. The recovery timeline was six to eight weeks which he has clearly passed and it is believed this new injury is not related. Still, this will be a tough blow for Stamkos who will now have to be limited at the start of camp after missing the last seven games before the season was paused.

Washington was a perfect 3-0-0 against the Lightning this season. While Stamkos is expected to be ready for games, this is an injury the bears watching, especially if it drags further and further into camp.

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